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Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Parents near you at Chicagoland's longest running Chihuahua meetup group! Now also in Florida!

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This group is for Chihuahua lovers who want to socialize their Chihuahuas for play, for fun and learn more about keeping them healthy, trained and well cared for.  All Chihuahuas are welcome!
We play, we learn, discuss behavioral issues, socialization, training, nutrition and also help with animal rescue efforts. We gladly assist and support doggies in need of rescue and/or adoption.

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We meet twice a month in the summer and at least once a month in the winter. Sometimes more if there are special events we can participate in. Events and meets are held locally. Exceptions are to special volunteer events or other dog-friendly outings.
Please note that this group is strictly for Chihuahua socialization, learning and dog assistance efforts -- not for dog sales or breeding purposes--please do not use our site to try to breed, mate or sell your dogs.  
This group is for Chihuahuas  and Chihuahua-mixes only.  Please do not join if your dog is not a Chihuahua or try to pass your dog off as a Chihuahua.  If your dog is not a Chihuahua but you need help finding a dog group, you are welcome to contact us so we can help you find play group for your dog - we're always happy to help. 
You must join the group to participate in our events.  South Suburban Chihuahua is a  self-supported, non-profit organization.

Upcoming events (1)

July Dog Park Meetup 2022

Needs a location

It's been a while - want to play?

This group has not been to the park in a while and remain hopeful that it is still clean and nice. Note the park has two sides one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Most people observe those guidelines, but there are sometimes people who don't. So take a peek at the surroundings before letting your chihuahua loose.

Please check this website before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't cancelled.

A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety:
~BRING FRESH WATER for your dog - do not allow your dog to drink any standing water someone else leaves behind at the park which may carry disease
~It is best if you do not bring treats, however, if you decide to bring treats-always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies!
~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery
~Please wear leashes until inside the play area
~Please remember this is a public park, so other non-chihuahuas will be there
~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times
~Please clean up after your chihuahua
~This is a fully-fenced off-leash park - but there are gaps in some parts of the fence - and at times, hawks fly over the area - so keep an eye on your little ones - we can't stress this enough
-The park has an area for small dogs and an area for big dogs
-Heads up, and keep your eyes on your chihuahuas at all times

What happens at the meet?
Basically, we stand around while the Chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other - so they need their own time to figure out who they like best and who they want to play with. Most new Chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out. Some realize the dog park is not for them. They are all different!

Directions from 355 (coming from Tinley/Oak Forest/Indiana)
The park is a little hard to find if it's your first time - please contact us if you need further directions
~Exit at 159th St
~Turn Right
~Go to Gougar road (1st stoplight)
~Turn Left
~Go to 151st St (about 1 mile)
~Turn right on 151st St.
~Go about 1 block, it will be on your right hand side

Landmarks - there is large parking lot with a small pavillion and two separate dog sides for big/small dogs. There is an old farm house building across the street.

When you RSVP - don't forget to count dogs, not people. We can't wait to play with you - woof!

Please check the site before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't cancelled. You are also welcome to call us if you have questions[masked] (no texts)

Please note: Piranha Banana will not be there. This event is just for a group get together. Our plan is to possibly schedule other events.

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February Lazy Chihuahua Meetup and Play!

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